I was hoping to get some advice from the license electricians on this site. After being in the renovation business for over 15 years, mostly kitchen installs, I've decided to make a career change and become an electrician.
What are the steps to becoming a license electrician? Do I need to go to college?
There is an electrician school in Toronto that charges $7k for 3 months of classes that apparently gets you ready to be an apprentice... is this a necessary step?
I appreciate any advice.
The "standard" approach is to find an Electrical Contractor (EC) that will take you on as an apprentice.
Apprenticeship is 9000 hours with three in-school sessions.
There are options to challenge the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) exam, but you still need to have the hours prior to the challenge.
Good luck. I started in the the mid 80s and have never looked back.
Datawise Solutions Inc
Just to answer your last post, your salary/pay rate while working with your sponsoring electrician is negotiated by you. You are eligible for E.I. while taking your in class sessions. Be prepared to make less for a while, but the big picture payoff for having a red seal is worth it in the end.
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